Kotaku's Top 5 List Of Top 10 Lists

Each week throws off several new video game lists ranging from the humorous to the trivial. What's better? A list of those. Here's a roundup of the rundowns out there.

2009 Sleepers: The Best Games You Didn't Play [1Up]I gotta say, with the exception of Flower they're right. If I had a PC I would have bagged up Torchlight, like I haven't spent too much time with Borderlands and Dragon Age: Origins already. Personally, I think the best game I did not play - even once - this year might be something like Red Faction: Guerrilla. But that moved a million units, so it doesn't really fit the "nobody played" definition.

Top 10 Most Visually Impressive Games of the Decade [VG Arabia]This list does a decent job taking into account the game's impact relative to the state of the art. But of course, No. 1 was released with less than two months to go in the decade. Not saying that Uncharted 2 isn't the best looking game of the 2000s, but it stands to reason that the best examples of this feature will undoubtedly be the most recent. Current-gen console and PC take slots 1 through 4; all else is previous-gen.

Top 15 Most Anticipated Games of 2010 [MTVu]The biggies, BioShock 2, Bayonetta, God of War III are no surprises. No Mass Effect 2, however, is a big shocker. And while I don't expect people to have the same love that Luke and I do for Red Dead Redemption, I'm not sure how two boutique titles like Shantae: Risky's Revenge and Sin & Punishment 2 qualify here.

The 25 Best New Characters of the Decade [GamesRadar]Again, while Commander Shepard could be male or female, (and customizable) his standard male form is highly recognisable, verging on iconic, and again I'm surprised by the exclusion of Mass Effect from this list. Especially when it encompasses 25 characters who debuted in the previous decade. Also, Agent 47 debuted in late 2000 on the PC, really coming into his own in the three succeeding titles on consoles (although, none since 2006.) Choosing C.J. over Tommy Vercetti or Niko Bellic for Grand Theft Auto is interesting - and the correct call.

Horrible Video Game Boxart: So Bad That It's Awesome [OC Weekly]The announcement of Mega Man 10 put the southern California alt-rag in a nostalgic mood. Yes, Mega Man's atrocious cover is No. 1, but No. 2 - God, all of those Sega Master System covers were just terrible - is an apt choice. And Rival Turd Turf! on Super Nintendo. Like anyone couldn't kick those kids' asses.


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    The top ten most visually impressive games is a really, really bad list... some it claims to go on art direction, some because of the tech, but others just don't fit... come on, Metroid Prime? Two Metal Gear games... Prince of Persia?!??!

    What about stuff like Half Life 2 and Doom 3, which when they came out set benchmarks similar to what Crysis is now... what about Halo 2, which pushed the Xbox to it's absolute limits? Oblivion blew everyone's minds the first time they played it... extremely biased list IMO... And uncharted in number 1? "Want a prove? Go and play the game. Seriously."... the hell with that... I could write a better list with my eyes closed.

      Agree...that list is shithouse. Should have been called'technically impressive' seeing as artstyle played little in their decision. I would rate Okami or Wind Waker as more 'visually impressive' than half those titles.

      Agreed. MGS4!?? siff!

      deff agree with hl2, and doom3, the irony between them being that doom3 was technically superior, but the art in hl2 put it over the top.

      crysis is a hard one.

      I've played it, and I recently finished Uncharted 2, and I was honestly strugling to think of which one I thought looked the best. obviously Crysis would be the best IN THEORY, you still need a really expensive PC to play it on Max (which you need to do to claim it beats Uncharted), Uncharted was a hybrid between COD4 and Crysis (COD4 should also be on the list, for what it achieved with comparatively little tech) because it pushes the technical limits but it's also not afraid to use every cheap old school trick in the book to get it looking just that bit better. there was no part in Uncharted 2 where I went "ha, looks like they ran out of time when it came to making this part look good" everything was just so polished and looked how it should. crysis - as good as it looks - is an inefficient game. all things considered, uncharted gives you the best bang for buck.

      also, with the "most anticipated games of 2010"
      ...
      where's Starcraft 2 ?

      the only way this is forgivable is if they have taken the pessimistic (yet sadly appropriate given Blizzard's history) view that the game won't come out this year...

      I agree it's not the best list but it as a selection of ONE game from each year of the decade (explains the exclusion of some games). Uncharted 2 is not number one it is the pick for 2009.

        It's a dumb way to do a list like this, because you miss out on so many games that really deserve to be in there. At first I didn't realise it was one a year, but it doesn't change my opinion... it's a bad idea.

    Ha ha, really enjoyed the Gamesrader one, they generally seem to be on the ball with these things.

    Some of the other lists gamesrader have are pretty good, like:
    http://www.gamesradar.com/f/the-top-7-disappointing-games-of-the-decade/a-2009122214391097043

    http://www.gamesradar.com/f/the-15-worst-reviewed-games-of-the-past-15-years/a-20090728111235314051

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